Gonzaga University’s Kennel Club members are out in force this week, selling T-shirts to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer, an organization that raises money to support cancer patients and cancer research. This week, Jan. 31-Feb. 6, is Coaches vs. Cancer Week.
The students say they are trying to sell enough T-shirts to “paint the Kennel and Spokane with BELiEVE white T-Shirts” when the Zags take on Portland at 8 p.m., today, Feb. 4. The shirts are $10 each.
Zags’ Coach Mark Few and wife Marcy have been tireless supporters of cancer patients and cancer research through Coaches vs. Cancer.
Gonzaga students and Kennel Club members A.J. Treleven and Justin Tai said Kennel Club members plan to wear red T-shirts for the game against Portland, and aim to paint the rest of the Kennel white with the “BELiEVE” T-shirts so the organization can help more people with cancer.
Through the efforts of the Fews, along with help from assistant coaches’ wives Robin Rice and Chanelle Lloyd, Coaches vs. Cancer has raised nearly $4 million from an annual BasketBALL and Gala held at the historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane since 2002. The weekend features golf and a black-tie gala and auction with all proceeds staying locally to benefit the American Cancer Society.